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Who We Are and What We Do

Public Information Staff:

Kathy Thompson
Director of Media Relations
Public Information Officer, Loudoun Campus

Carlene Mackereth
Public Information Officer, Manassas Campus

Raytevia "Ray" Evans
Public Information Officer, Alexandria and Annandale Campuses

Kristina Ogburn
Public Information Officer, Medical Education and Woodbridge Campuses

All press releases concerning the College are written and distributed by the Public Information Office. No members of NOVA faculty or staff have the authority to issue press releases. NOVA’s policy on Publicity and Media Relations is detailed in Section 7.4100 of the Faculty Handbook.

Press Releases, Media Alerts and Public Service Announcements

Are you hosting an upcoming conference or other event? Did you win an award? Are your student(s) doing something unusual?

Please contact the Public Information Office whenever you have news to share. To make it easy, we created a simple form. The information you provide will be considered for use in press releases, media advisories, public service announcements and event listings in the local media.

Media Relations

The Public Information Office is the official source of NOVA information for the media.

All calls from the media should initially be directed to the Public Information Office at 703.323.3196, so one of the Public Information Officers can determine the best way to fulfill a reporter’s request.

If you are contacted directly by a reporter, faculty or staff as an expert in your field, please inform the Public Information Office so responses can be coordinated and any resulting media mentions can be monitored.

NOVA News & Events

The News & Events Web page is a great source for information about NOVA. All College press releases and media alerts are posted on this site.

You will also find NOVA in the News, with links to media reports about NOVA faculty, staff, students and alumni. Intercom stories and other articles about your colleagues are located on this Web page, as well as the college-wide events calendar. Take a look at the Press Kit to access an abundance of useful college information.